Indiana Code Title 31. Family Law and Juvenile Law § 31-40-2-1
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Sec. 1. (a) Subject to IC 31-40-1-3, a juvenile court may order each delinquent child who receives supervision under IC 31-37-19 or the child's parent, guardian, or custodian to pay to either the probation department or the clerk of the court:
(1) an initial probation user's fee of at least twenty-five dollars ($25) but not more than one hundred dollars ($100);
(2) a probation user's fee of at least ten dollars ($10) but not more than twenty-five dollars ($25) for each month the child receives supervision; and
(3) an administrative fee of one hundred dollars ($100) if the delinquent child is supervised by a juvenile probation officer.
(b) If a clerk of a court collects a probation user's fee, the clerk:
(1) may keep not more than three percent (3%) of the fee to defray the administrative costs of collecting the fee and shall deposit any fee kept under this subsection in the clerk's record perpetuation fund established under IC 33-37-5-2; and
(2) if requested to do so by the county auditor, city fiscal officer, or town fiscal officer under clause (A), (B), or (C), transfer not more than three percent (3%) of the fee to the:
(A) county auditor who shall deposit the money transferred under this subdivision into the county general fund;
(B) city general fund when requested by the city fiscal officer; or
(C) town general fund when requested by the town fiscal officer.
(c) The probation department or clerk shall collect the administrative fee under subsection (a)(3) before collecting any other fee under subsection (a). The probation department or the clerk shall deposit the probation user's fees and the administrative fees paid under subsection (a) into the county supplemental juvenile probation services fund.
(d) In addition to other methods of payment allowed by law, a probation department may accept payment of fees required under this section and section 1.5 of this chapter by credit card (as defined in IC 14-11-1-7). The liability for payment is not discharged until the probation department receives payment or credit from the institution responsible for making the payment or credit.
(e) The probation department may contract with a bank or credit card vendor for acceptance of bank or credit cards. However, if there is a vendor transaction charge or discount fee, whether billed to the probation department or charged directly to the probation department's account, the probation department may collect a credit card service fee from the person using the bank or credit card. The fee collected under this subsection is a permitted additional charge to the money the probation department is required to collect under subsection (a).
(f) The probation department shall deposit the credit card service fees collected under subsection (e) into the county supplemental juvenile probation services fund. These funds may be used without appropriation to pay the transaction charge or discount fee charged by the bank or credit card vendor.
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